August 13, 2021 · Long Reach, New Brunswick · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
Canada’s tourism sector is a key economic driver and the Government of Canada continues to ensure that tourism businesses and organizations, as well as municipalities and Indigenous communities dependent on the sector, are resourced and ready to start back up as our economy reopens. That is why the federal government, through ACOA, is investing to help Yip Cider of Long Reach, New Brunswick grow its agri-tourism business.
Federal Government invests in new facility and equipment
Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John – Rothesay, today announced a repayable contribution of $443,378 to help Yip Cider, expand the business and improve efficiencies. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA.
The expansion includes a new building, new processing equipment and a tasting room to facilitate agri-tourism tours, as well as the creation of two new full-time jobs.
This investment demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting both the tourism and agri-food and beverage sector, as well as spurring job creation and prosperity across the country.